Head, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon

6 Oct 2008 - 11:50am
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Jack L. Moffett

CMU has just announced that they are accepting applications for a new
Head of the School of Design.


> Faculty Opening
> Head, School of Design
> Carnegie Mellon University is inviting applications for the position
> of Head of the School of Design.
> At Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design, we believe design to be a
> humanistic discipline, the art of conceiving,
> planning, and shaping products that are made to serve the needs and
> desires of people. We believe that
> design will change the world, a world that values the quality of
> people’s lives in balance with a healthy and
> sustainable planet. We build on the humanistic, artistic, and
> scientific strengths of Carnegie Mellon as a
> leading research university, to identify and address new problems as
> they emerge.
> The person filling this position must be able to work effectively
> with a wide range of people: faculty, staff,
> students, alumni, donors, university leaders, parents and friends of
> the University. The position requires
> effective decision-making, consultative problem solving, creative
> management, embracing of new technology,
> and a high level of energy, dedication, and passion for the future
> of design.
> The Head must be able to represent Carnegie Mellon Design to the
> outside world, advocate for design at the
> university level, and speak clearly to constituents within the
> College of Fine Arts. The Head should have a
> visionary approach to design research and the education of designers.
> The ideal candidate will bring to the position a strong professional
> background, excellent management skills,
> the proven ability to gain and manage resources, and a record of
> successful leadership. Evidence of visionary
> thinking and the highest standards of design excellence are essential.
> Excellence in design may be demonstrated through the proven track
> record of an inspired practitioner and/or
> teacher, researcher, and administrator. The individual should have
> potential for teaching, research and
> professional activities at the rank of Tenured Full Professor.
> Review of applications begins December 15, 2008 until position is
> filled for an optimal start date of July 1,
> 2009.
> Interested candidates should submit a statement of teaching,
> research, and/or professional activities,
> reasons for wanting to join our School, current curriculum vitae,
> and names of five references with contact
> information. A portfolio may be requested at a later date. Mail your
> package to:
> Susanne Slavick
> Chair, Head Search Committee
> School of Design, MMCH 110
> Carnegie Mellon University
> Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
> Electronic submissions or inquiries via email to: slavick at andrew.cmu.edu
> The School of Design offers a BFA in Industrial Design and in
> Communication Design. We offer a Master of
> Design in Interaction Design and in Communication Planning and
> Information Design, a Master’s in Product
> Development, and a Ph.D. in Design. We have formal degree
> arrangements and strong relationships with
> many units on campus, including the Departments of English and
> Mechanical Engineering, the Tepper School
> of Business, and the Human Computer Interaction Institute. For more
> information, visit us at
> www.design.cmu.edu. Carnegie Mellon University is an affirmative
> action/equal opportunity employer.

Jack L. Moffett
Interaction Designer
412.459.0310 x219

Some men see things as they are and say "why?"
I dream of things that never were and say "why not?"

- George Bernard

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